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January 17, 2014

Path to PGA TOUR/Quest for 50 Cards Begins in February in Colombia

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR has announced the 2014 Tour schedule, which features 25 tournaments, played in 15 states and six countries outside the United States, and culminates with the four-event Tour Finals in September.

In 2014, the Tour looks to build on the 2013 introduction of an enhanced qualifying and scheduling format that combined a Regular Season and four Finals tournaments, with players competing for all 50 available PGA TOUR cards for the following season. And in a move that further elevated its stature, the Tour became the destination for players from PGA TOUR Canada, NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR China.

WICHITA, KS – The Air Capital Classic presented by AETNA announced its 2014 tournament dates today.  The Tour event, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2014, will be played June 16-22, with Crestview Country Club hosting for the 14th year in a row.

“Our 2014 date is the last piece in a puzzle that includes three-year contracts with the PGA TOUR, AETNA as the presenting sponsor and Crestview Country Club as our host venue” said Roy Turner, Tournament Director.  “We're extremely excited about the year ahead. Let the party begin.”

2013 CMN Check presentation

Credit Union of America, in conjunction with the Air Capital Classic presented by AETNA, held its seventh annual Children's Miracle Network Classic golf tournament to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health.

This year’s event, held June 6 at Crestview Country Club, raised $30,725 to help local kids and their families.

Air Capital Classic

Wichita, KS, October, 2013: The Air Capital Classic will be welcoming the TOUR to Wichita in June 2014 thanks to the support of 22 Ambassador Sponsors representing 25 companies.

Since the championship trophy was presented to Scott Parel in June 2013, the Air Capital Classic has raised over $300,000 in support from local businesses, as part of a 2 year Ambassador program. . Tournament Director, Roy Turner summed it up by saying, “It has been a fantastic response from our community. Thank you to the Ambassadors whose commitments were vital in establishing a solid foundation for our future”.

22 Local Companies Sign On as “Ambassadors”;
Aetna Makes Key Commitment as Presenting Sponsor

WICHITA, KANSAS – Wichita golf fans and recent charitable recipients received some great news today when it was announced that the Air Capital Classic and the PGA TOUR had reached an agreement to extend the PGA TOUR cosponsored tournament three years, through the 2016 event.

Two highlights of today’s press conference were the announcements that, 1) 22 companies have signed two-year commitments to become Ambassadors, generating over $300,000 in revenue for the tournament, and 2) Aetna has entered into a three-year agreement to become the tournament’s new Presenting Sponsor.

With today’s developments, the tournament’s official name becomes the Air Capital Classic presented by Aetna.